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Gerald Durrell

  • Birth 7 Jan 1925 Jharkhand, India
  • Death 30 Jan 1995 Saint-Hellier, Departement de la Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
  • Burial Trinity, Jersey
  • Plot Les Augrès Manor
  • Memorial ID 11644359

Naturalist, Zookeeper and Writer. He was the brother of writer Lawrence Durrell. His best-known book is My Family and Other Animals. Also he wrote Birds, Beasts, and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods. He founded the Jersey Zoological Park on the Channel Island of Jersey in 1958. In 1982, he received the Order of the British Empire in 1982. The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, was established at his zoo, breeding colonies of endangered species. The movie Fierce Creatures was dedicated to him.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 30 Aug 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11644359
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gerald Durrell (7 Jan 1925–30 Jan 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11644359, citing Jersey Zoological Park, Trinity, Jersey ; Maintained by Find A Grave .